Sterling’s online GSS catalog enables government customers to efficiently procure computing devices through the SEWP V, GSA , and CIO-CS catalogs with the confidence that they are getting the right device at the right price.
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Our offering includes pre-configured and pre-negotiated prices on nine of the most popular devices for government agencies. Below are the specific laptop and desktop models that can be customized to meet the requirements of every end user. Pricing and configurations are available to order as-is, or customers can use the specifications listed as a baseline for a custom quote. Click here to see a listing of available configuration options on CIO-CS, SEWP and GSA.
About the GSS Catalog - Version 6
Information about GSS is sourced from SEWP V https://www.sewp.nasa.gov/strategic_solutions.shtml
As part of the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI), a Workstations Commodity Team (WCT) was established in 2013 at the direction of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to develop a framework and strategy to reduce costs and increase value through the application of strategic sourcing principles. The Team, led by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) with participation by over twenty-five Federal Agencies, identified desktop and laptop (now referred to as notebook) configurations that meet the requirements of the Federal Government for approximately 80% of systems purchased and also incorporated best practices in spend management.
NASA collaborated with implementation partners from the General Services Administration (GSA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a deployment strategy for the initiative. The Government-wide Strategic Solutions (GSS) for Desktops and Laptops is offered through the following acquisition vehicles: NASA Solutions for Enterprise Wide Procurement (SEWP), the NIH NITACC CIO-CS, GSA Schedule 70 (Hardware), and through the ARMY CHESS Program.
In October 2015, OMB issued M-16-02: Category Management Policy 15-1: Improving the Acquisition and Management of Common Information Technology: Laptops and Desktops. This policy mandates the use of GSS for Federal Agencies to fulfill the bulk of their desktop and laptop requirements. Category Management Policy 15-1: Improving the Acquisition and Management of Common Information Technology: Laptops and Desktops Download PDF
Questions and Answers-OMB Policy Memo-Laptop and Desktop Download PDF
The GSS pilot program systems were implemented for purchase in 2015. A comprehensive refresh process has been deployed every year since in which Agencies provide updates to their requirements and industry shares its directions and feedback. System history is as follows: Version 2 launched in April 2016, Version 3 in June 2017, Version 4 in April 2018, and Version 5 in July 2019. GSS Version 6 systems are available beginning July 2020. GSS Version 5 systems will still be offered until they reach end of life or are no longer available from the manufacturer. To see all configurations available on GSA, SEWP, and CIO-CS, click here.
GSS Version 6 systems are offered in the following categories
- Small Form Factor (including Mini/Micro)
- Desktop (Mini Towers and Towers)
- Lightweight (including 360 degree foldable and Two-In-One)
These robust GSS Version 6 systems offer many options to meet customer needs, including enabled security, upgraded memory/storage, imaging, docking stations, warehousing, asset tagging, and more. All of the GSS systems also follow terms and conditions agreed upon by the Workstation Category Team, including EPEAT, Energy Star, Section 508, and Trade Act Agreement Compliant, 45 days or less delivery, and extended warranty options.